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Stromme H, Jeppesen E, Reinar LM
. Førstehjelpsopplæring kan gi bedre førstehjelpsferdigheter. [First aid training may improve first aid skills] Oslo: Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services (NOKC). Rapport fra Kunnskapssenteret. 2015
Evidence from five systematic reviews about first aid training for lay people shows that first aid training may have a positive effect on first aid skills.
Several of the systematic reviews found that the effect declines over time.
One of the systematic reviews referenced three studies showing that the majority of the people who had provided first aid described it as a positive experience. None of the systematic reviews included studies about survival and functional ability in persons who had received first aid.
The quality of the documentation is low or very low, which means that the results must be interpreted with caution. This does not mean that there is no effect; it means that it we are unsure about whether or not there is an effect.
Subject indexing assigned by CRD
First Aid; Health Education; Humans; Teaching
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Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Postbox 7004 St. Olavs plass, NO-0130 Oslo, Norway, Tel: +47 23 25 50 00, Fax: +47 23 25 50 10 Email: email@example.com
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